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10th Circuit orders “Sister Wives” polygamy case dismissed as moot

Today, in the controversial case of Brown v. Buhman, the Tenth Circuit held that a challenge to Utah’s anti-bigamy statute brought by reality television star Kody Brown and his four “sister wives” is moot, and vacated the judgment in their … Continue reading

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10th Circuit upholds Colorado’s “Amazon” tax reporting statute

Last week the Tenth Circuit issued an important decision affecting the realm of online commerce. In Direct Marketing Association v. Brohl, the Court rejected a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge to a Colorado statute requiring certain online retailers to report sales in Colorado, … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit rejects architectural copyright infringement claim

In Savant Homes, Inc. v. Collins, the Tenth Circuit affirmed summary judgment for the defense on a homebuilder’s claim that the defendants built two homes based on its copyrighted architectural design. The design, called the Anders Plan, consists of “a ranch house with … Continue reading

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10th Circuit rules against Little Sisters of the Poor on contraceptive mandate “accommodation”

Today the 10th Circuit issued its long-awaited (and just plain long) opinion in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Burwell, in which several religious groups are challenging the so-called accommodation that the Department of Health and Human Services is providing to … Continue reading

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10th Circuit: If you fail to pay arbitration fees, your case will be sent back to court

Todd Cahill was sued by his former employer. Mr. Cahill removed the case to federal district court, argued that the lawsuit was subject to an arbitration agreement, and asked the lawsuit be stayed so that the dispute could be arbitrated. For … Continue reading

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Tenth Circuit: College Edition!

Just as the Jeopardy! gameshow has an annual College Championship, so too our federal appellate courts apparently have special days when they issue opinions addressing events on our nation’s college campuses. Last Monday, December 23, 2013, was one of those … Continue reading

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